December 2019 - Children & Family

Glen Echo Park Aquarium


Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am


Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm



Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256



Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. Touch tanks, a pirate ship, interactive games, and more! Learn more on Glen Echo Park Aquarium's resident page.

Saturday Art Explorers


Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228



Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activities take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Winter's Eve 2019

Saturday, December 14, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade Building & throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222


Celebrate the holiday season at the Park’s annual Winter’s Eve event. Enjoy FREE activities including holiday crafts, sing-alongs, story-telling, open studios, and a hot chocolate bar. Make your own blown glass ornament or take advantage of Photoworks' professional holiday portraits.  Browse and buy fine artworks at the Holiday Art Show and artist studios. 


Learn more at our Winter's Eve event page


Volunteer shifts are available from 3pm to 8 pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least one two-hour shift. Contact: for more information.